Crider Looks For State Title

Markus Crider impressed us at an underclassmen camp prior to his sophomore season. Now, with this his season nearing its end we checked in with the talented wing to get an update on his play and recruitment.

Markus Crider and Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne are rolling forward.

"I think I've done well," Crider said. "The first game of the tournament I had 28. The second game I had 16 and today I had 14. The last two games my back has been messed up so I haven't been able to go full tilt."

This past weekend Wayne knocked off Fairborn to win the D-I Southwest District upper bracket. Now they're set to face off against Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle.

"The next step is to stop Danny McElroy," Crider told Scout.com.

Crider, a 2011 prospect, has a tall task, going up against the senior standout and future Bowling Green player, but that's nothing new to Crider, who has repeatedly stepped up the past two years for Wayne.

A 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward, Crider is a guy that has transitioned to the perimeter and has the makings of a quite a prospect.

"I can do it all," Crider said. "I can shoot, pass, dribble and I can get a bucket when it's needed. It depends on our lineup, but I like to play the two and the three."

College programs have already taken notice. Ohio State, Xavier and Notre Dame have had him on campus, while Indiana initiated an invite. Dayton has offered and Kentucky is showing strong interest as well.

"I'm going to be going to Kentucky pretty soon," Crider said.

Crider, who will either play for the SYF Players or All-Ohio this spring and summer, did mention Ohio State as a school that he's got strong interest in, but there is a draw back.

"I'm feeling O-State because of the atmosphere, but they have a lot of recruits coming in," Crider said. "It's not scaring me, but coach would be with them all year and there would be a lot of competition."


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